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turnstilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtɜːn.staɪl/  us   /ˈtɝːn.staɪl/
a device that controls the way into or out of a building, room, or area of land, especially one that you have to pay to enter. It is a post with a number of short poles sticking out from it that have to be pushed round as each person walks through the entrance: The number of spectators going through the turnstiles is up from last season.
(Definition of turnstile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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turnstilenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɜrnˌstɑɪl/
a device with waist-high horizontal bars that one person at a time can push around to enter a place, esp. a place that you pay to use: More than 18 million visitors have poured through Disneyland’s turnstiles.
(Definition of turnstile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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